Solar Administrative Assistant (Entry Level) - EmPower Solar
Long Island | New York City

Solar Administrative Assistant (Entry Level)

WORK FOR THE MOST ADVANCED + REPUTABLE SOLAR COMPANY IN NYS

EmPower Solar develops, engineers, installs, and services solar and battery systems for residential and commercial  clients. Since 2003, EmPower Solar has expanded exponentially in both volume and expertise, leading the NY  Metro market in both residential and commercial solar development and installation. Company leadership plays a  vital role throughout the state shaping policy on everything from solar + storage business models to highly  technical interconnection issues. 

Our mission is to empower clients with high performance solar power and battery systems. Our vision is to create  a new energy paradigm powered by clean, renewable energy for a more prosperous, healthy, and civil world. Our  approach to business is driven by our desire to deliver the highest quality work and is guided by our core values. 

EmPower Solar seeks an experienced, personable, motivated and organized individual to perform duties as a Solar  Administrative Assistant to support and grow the company. 

POSITION SUMMARY 

If you’re looking to get into the renewable energy business but have limited experience and do not know where to  begin – this is the position for you! 

EmPower Solar is a fast-growing solar energy design and contracting company focusing on Long Island and the  New York metropolitan area. EmPower seeks a personable, motivated and organized individual to perform permit  submission and closeout responsibilities as a Solar Administrative Assistant. While supporting our permitting  department, this individual shall be one of EmPower’s primary representatives with all building departments  across Long Island (LI)/New York City (NYC)/Westchester; submitting applications and obtaining building permits,  and scheduling and attending building inspections which assists in closing out EmPower solar construction permits.  Travel is necessary for this position. 

TARGET OUTCOMES  

This position is expected to: 

  • Assist “front-end” in prepping and submitting all required documents for solar permit.
  • Obtaining all necessary permits and approvals from local jurisdictions.
  • Attend and present to Architectural Review Boards, when needed.
  • Support “back-end” with permit closeouts for LI/NYC/Westchester. 
  • Coordinate, schedule and attend final building inspections throughout Long Island & Westchester County.
  • Contribute creatively towards the department’s expansion.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • “Front-End” Process – Permit Submissions and Approvals
    • Prepping all required applications, documents, insurances etc. for LI/NYC/Westchester  jurisdictions and submitting to building departments.
    • Following up with building departments to request updates and obtain building permits as soon  as possible.
    • When needed, attend and present to jurisdiction’s Architectural Review Boards.
    • Create and maintain relationships with various building officials to ensure future success of  permit issuance.
  • “Back-End” Process – Permit Closeouts
    • Long Island/NYC/Westchester; develop and obtain a comprehensive set of local jurisdiction’s  requirements in regard to solar final building inspections. Create and maintain relationships with  various building officials and inspectors to ensure future success of permit closeouts.
    • Coordinating, scheduling, traveling to and attending all final building department inspections as  necessary across Long Island and Westchester counties after completed solar installations. Be  able to address any issues preventing the progression of the project as they arise.
    • Coordinating and scheduling all NYC final building inspections and uploading permitting  documents for Solar Property Tax Abatement (PTA) sign offs to obtain Letters of Completion.
    • Updating all projects in Salesforce which enables successful tracking towards project completion. 

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS

  • Detailed oriented, ability to manage multiple projects under restrictive deadlines. 
  • Demonstrated proficiency working with computers, including Salesforce, Microsoft Excel, Word and other  Office programs.  
  • Must be proactive with the ability to evaluate situations and present solutions.  
  • Capable of working in a team environment as well as acting and operating confidently and independently.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Candidate will need to make phone calls to jurisdictions and clients as necessary and conduct conversations in a professional manner. 
  • Demonstrated capability of problem solving; capable of taking an undefined problem and identifying  solvable approaches.  
  • Valid New York State driver’s license, reliable transportation.  

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS 

  • No experience required, but experience/familiarity working in construction environment preferred.
  • Prior experience working with building departments.  
  • Bachelors/Associates degree or relevant work experience in field.  
  • Ability to read and interpret drawings, schematics and specifications.  
  • Optional: NYC DOB Class 1 Filing Representative License

HOURS, COMPENSATION + BENEFITS 

Employee shall be compensated at a rate of $18.00 – $20.00 per hour, commensurate with experience.  Compensation will be increased with time in service and strong performance.  

Note that EmPower offers a 401k plan and matches the first 4%. Benefits include medical, dental and vision  programs. The typical work week is 40 hours, with the day starting at 8 AM and 9 AM. 

WHAT WE OFFER 

The company culture is defined by the EmPowering Way, which results in consistent 5-star customer service  reviews. The company is now leveraging its extensive expertise to drive new growth by delivering significantly  more value to its customers. EmPower’s purpose-driven culture paired with our deep expertise and capabilities  position our employees to success professionally and thrive personally.  

  • Competitive pay 
  • 2.5 weeks of vacation plus paid holidays 
  • Awesome co-workers and company culture 
  • Team off-site activities; happy hours, volleyball, yoga, ball games, and other celebrations!
  • 401k plan with a match up to 4% gross compensation 
  • Health, dental and vision insurance 
  • Professional development opportunities; trainings, conferences, etc. 

APPLICATION 

To apply, please complete an employment application.  

EmPower Solar is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in the workplace. Additional information is available at www.empower-solar.com.

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